America’s Impresario: CinemaCon honors Carmike’s David Passman with Marquee Award

“When you’re the Cinderella in the industry, there are a lot of courters.” The phrase “Cinderella story” gets thrown around a lot, but we agree with David Passman: When it comes to Carmike Cinemas, there’s really no better term to use. From humble beginnings, this Columbus, Georgia-based company rose to become the fourth-largest exhibition chain in North America. And now, in the form of AMC, Prince Charming is knocking. To stretch this metaphor further, one might consider Passman—president and CEO of Carmike, two-term NATO chairman, and recipient of the 2016 NATO Marquee Award at 2016’s CinemaConCarmike Cinemas’ Fairy Godmother.

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